Day: May 28, 2021
Snake bridge over the Macclesfield canal. Allowing the towpath to cross the canal without the horse being unhitched from the narrowboat it was pulling.
Hubble Captures a Captivating Spiral
This image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 5037, in the constellation of Virgo. via NASA https://ift.tt/3wDc0LA
Although the idea has been universally rejected by wildlife and conservation groups (as it’s unclear whether it would decrease the demand for real rhino horn or actually increase it) – the fact that this is even possible is pretty amazing!
Great tits don’t mess around
A giant rock performing an unbelievable balancing act on a seemingly smooth, curved mound in the dense forests of Finland is a mystery because nobody knows how it got there.
Art Quote of the Day
“I paint with shapes.” – Alexander Calder
Nature quote of the day
“Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth.” – Zhuangzi
I saw this on an Iranian activists profile and thought it was pretty interesting. By Iranian “Ra’ouf Haqiqi” titled “take them and leave me alone”
Maria Teresa de Filippis
Total Lunar Eclipse from Sydney
The reddened shadow of planet Earth plays across the lunar disk in this telescopic image taken on May 26 near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. On that crisp, clear autumn night a Perigee Full Moon slid through the northern edge of the shadow’s dark central umbra. Short for a lunar eclipse, its total phase lasted only about 14 minutes. The Earth’s shadow was not completely dark though. Instead it was suffused with a faint red light from all the planet’s sunsets and sunrises seen from the perspective of an eclipsed Moon, the reddened sunlight scattered by Earth’s atmosphere. The HDR composite of 6 exposures also shows the wide range of brightness variations within Earth’s umbral shadow against a faint background of stars. via NASA https://ift.tt/34rFgJ3
Partly Cloudy today!
Partly Cloudy today! With a high of 18C and a low of 18C.
10 C currently.
6 Km/h Wind from
10 C currently.
6 Km/h Wind from
Wikipedia article of the day for May 28, 2021
Wikipedia article of the day is Menstrual cycle. Check it out: Article-Link Summary: The menstrual cycle is a series of natural changes in hormone production and the structures of the uterus and ovaries of the female reproductive system that make pregnancy possible. Naturally occurring hormones drive two concurrent and coordinated cycles that last about 28 days. The ovarian cycle controls the production and release of eggs and the release of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. The uterine cycle governs the preparation and maintenance of the lining of the uterus (endometrium) to receive a fertilized egg. Menstruation, a “period” in common parlance, begins on day one of the cycle, and lasts for about five days. Around day fourteen, an egg is usually released from the ovary. Estrogen stimulates the uterus lining to thicken to accommodate an embryo should fertilization occur. If implantation does not occur, the lining is released during menstruation. Menarche (the first period) usually occurs around age twelve, and menstrual cycles usually continue for 30–45 years until menopause.
Picture of the day for May 28, 2021
Wikipedia picture of the day on May 28, 2021: Detail of Distinction Hotel facade, Christchurch, New Zealand More Info